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Sony DSC-RX1

£2,499.00
Ephotozine Recommended DP Review Gold PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning compact digital camera, great for portrait photography
Compact 24.3MP 1x Yes Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
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Sony DSC-RX1 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DSC-RX1 number 302 across all digital cameras.
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 54?

It has great expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 18 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Digitaltrends.com plus seven other sites and a "Recommended" award from Fotovideo.nu plus four other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, design and is easy to use. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
The DSC-RX1 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Quite high megapixels sensor
Quite small optical zoom
Heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 224 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for sports photography, ranking number 265 in sports photography cameras, but average for wildlife photography, ranking number 305 in wildlife photography cameras.
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How Big is the Sony DSC-RX1?

The Sony DSC-RX1 is 113.3mm wide and 69.6mm tall. It is 65.4mm deep and weighs 453g.

Sony DSC-RX1 front dimensions

Sony DSC-RX1 size in context

Sony DSC-RX1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

18 Industry Awards

This Sony digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by digital camera experts of all the digital cameras.

The writers at eight expert review sites all concluded that this digital camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. Digitaltrends.com, Log.com.tr, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Photoreview.com.au, Ferra.ru, PC Mag, Reviewed.com and CNET.com.au all gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review websites Fotovideo.nu, Akam.no, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Ephotozine and Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ all of whom concluded that this digital camera was very good.

The writers at review websites 3dnews.ru and Hardwarezone.com.sg both said that this Sony camera was well designed and gave it their "Design Award".

This Sony digital camera received a "Gold" award from both websites What Digital Camera and DP Review, both of which decided that this camera was terrific.

This camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review site PhotographyBlog.com who decided that this digital camera was great.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 46 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and CNET.com the average expert rating of this camera is 82%.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 182 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is outstanding. Over 72% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this Sony camera in the top 19% of all the digital cameras when ranked by average user review score.

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Users Report Good Product Quality

28 customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Users Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Two customers who purchased it considered that it did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report Nice Design

Nine people considered that it was good looking and two customers thought the product was smooth.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

13 owners thought it was easy to use and three owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

37 owners who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images, six owners who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX1 reckoned that it had a good image sensor and four customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was good in low light. three customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good picture resolution.

Customers Report it is Robust

20 owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 32,324 user and expert reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other brands. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Flash

Three owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good flash.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Nine owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was compact, two customers agreed that this digital camera was good structurally and two owners who purchased the product concluded that it was a good body shape.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Three customers who purchased it concluded that it was quiet.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Nine people who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

10 customers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX1 thought it had a good autofocus and seven customers said that it had a good lens.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old, and at £2,499.00 it is more expensive than 95% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DSC-RX1 and the United Kingdom price of £2,499.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,286.99 (£2,971.94).

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Features

6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite High Megapixels Sensor

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The megapixels of the Sony DSC-RX1 of 24.3MP is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 5% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DSC-RX1 of only 1x is very small compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DSC-RX1 has an image stabilizer. 77% of digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Sony DSC-RX1's minimum aperture number of 2 is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The DSC-RX1's ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600 is in the highest 12% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavy

The weight of the DSC-RX1 of 453g is in the heaviest 21% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The DSC-RX1 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DSC-RX1 has an HDMI port. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DSC-RX1 features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DSC-RX1 features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The DSC-RX1 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 6000 x 3376 pixels, 3936 x 2624 pixels, 3936 x 2216 pixels plus 2 more values. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DSC-RX1 of 4x is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The DSC-RX1 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Not Waterproof

The DSC-RX1 is not waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are also not waterproof.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony DSC-RX1's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The DSC-RX1 does not have a GPS (satellite). 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The DSC-RX1's maximum aperture number of 22 is in the largest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony DSC-RX1 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels. The Sony DSC-RX1's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is in the highest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The DSC-RX1 features smile detection, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released in December 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony afsonrx1bkb2bdl, sony rx135mmfull, sony dscrx1rm2b, sony dscrx1rb, sony dscrx1b, sony rx1r
Barcodes 00017856336962, 00027242863507, 00027242871298, 00027242895409, 00616932805967, 04905524919417, 04905524919875, 04905524919929, 04905524947946, 05013493227538

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